Rhythm City incorporates Dumi Masilela’s tragic death into exit storyline

Rhythm City Dumi Masilela

According to Sunday World, a statement was released by etv confirming that S’fiso Ngema’s exit played by Dumi Masilela will also incorporate the tragic hijacking that claimed the actor’s life.

“After extensive consultation with the Masilela family‚ the producers of Rhythm City have decided to incorporate Dumi Masilela’s tragic death into the exit storyline of his character‚” read a statement.

Masilela will appear for the last time on the soapie on October 11‚ which will be followed by a special on-screen memorial service in his honour on October 18.

According the publication, the actor’s mom Sabatha Magdeline and brother Thabani will also feature on the episode.

“The show’s producers decided to use Sifiso’s exit story as a way to pay tribute to Dumi’s work as an actor and to highlight the tragedy of unnecessary violence that plagues our cities‚” said producer Yula Quinn.

Meanwhile‚ three people have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the crime but have not yet been charged with the murder.

One of the suspects‚ Mfundo Nkosi handed himself over to police after his accomplice‚ Bongani Masombuka‚ was arrested for a separate crime. Both suspects are currently in court on charges of robbery with aggravated circumstances relating to separate incidents.

Nkosi has confessed that he was present when Masilela was shot but alleged that the third suspect‚ who police said had refused to be charged‚ was the triggerman.

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Terence Bridgett joins the cast of Generations: The Legacy

Terence Bridgett

Former Isidingo star Terence Bridgett has “finally” joined Generations: The Legacy.

Bridgett, who is best known for his role as Chico Booysens in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, a role which garnered him an Avanti Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2001, says he is “deeply excited to finally” join the cast of Generations: The Legacy.

“I am deeply excited, on many levels, it’s a life full cycle thing, to finally be on Generations. I used to hang out in the Generations’ green room because it was fab and the crew would ask me if I’m coming to the show and finally I can say yes”.

The flamboyant actor revealed that he’s been in talks with the soapie for some time and he’s happy the cat is out of the bag, even before he starts shooting.

“It is something that has been brewing for some time. The PR chose to reveal it before I even start shooting so that we can be in more control of what’s going out there, and it’s difficult to keep anything under wraps these days anyway”.

Bridgett will start shooting in October and he will make his highly anticipated debut in Mzansi’s popular soapie in December.

Speaking about the over-the-top characters that he normally plays, Bridgette said his new role on Generations is nothing like any of the roles he’s played before.
“‘This is closer to the normal, strong, married guy with children, which is not a departure for me.

“My lecture at university told me I’d never to play villains because my eyes are too gentle and all I’ve ended up playing are wife beaters, alcoholics, gangsters, villains, drug dealers.

“So it’s quite weird, because for me  it’s either extreme or out there character like (the character) in 7de Laan, or very extreme dark characters like Chicco in Isidingo or uncle Denton from High Rollers, that sort of.

“I think Michael is not as extreme as either , he’s pretty much a family man, like I said family is something that resonates with everyone and he is a powerful man with interesting contacts. And I will have to kill you if I tell you more,” he laughs.

Generations The Legacy cast

Asked if the family will be introduced all at once, and trying to enquire about the wife and kids, Bridgette chose to remain mum about that part.

“It will be done in a way that will hopefully resonate with a current Generations audience which is entirely foreign audience to me from Isidingo days because Isidingo days covered the entire demographic of the country.

“I think it’s a very brave and important choice that the producers and the writers and the channels have made to introduce a coloured dynasty into Generations reality, one that is able to integrate and be realistic, which is why I’ve been learning Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho over the last few years”, he said.

Making the big announcement on Tuesday at the upcoming viewing and catch up session with the Generations cast, the hostess Thando Thabethe ensures Bridgett that he is welcome as the new addition to the Generations — the Legacy family.

Joining in to welcome Bridgette were fellow Generations cast Brenda Mhlongo who plays Jack Mabaso’s wife, Ronnie Nyakale aka Cosmo, Musa Ngema (Mazwi) and his onscreen wife Pearl Monama, Rapulana Seiphemo and the soapie’s Executive Producer, Mfundi Vundla.

Source: iOL

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Harvest Actor Oros Mampofu is Finally Engaged

Oros Mampofu

South African actor best known for his role as Jama, Thabo Maputla’s university roommate, on the SABC1 soap opera Skeem Saam, Oros Mampofu has popped his girlfriend Hlatsi Molokomme and she said yes.

The Eastern Cape born actor came sixth in the BET acting competition show, Top Actor and also plays Phila on the Mzansi Magic hit show, Igazi.

The loved-up pair did not reveal where or when the proposal happened on their social media but have posted various casual photos of the ring.

See the photos below:

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Tjovitjo breaks TV record to become most popular drama series in SA

SABC 1’s Tjovitjo

Tjovitjo recently became the most popular drama series on TV‚ with more viewers tuning in to the show than for local TV cult classics Yizo Yizo and Zone 14 in their prime.

According to television viewership statistics given to TshisaLIVE by the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa‚ the first episode of the popular SABC 1 drama series pulled over 5.7-million viewers in its first week.

SABC 1 programmes manager Sane Zondi told TshisaLIVE this figures set a viewership record for limited drama series on TV and surpassed the most popular shows they have ever aired.

“You can benchmark against previous drama series like Yizo Yizo which attracted around 3-million viewers. TSHISA pulled about 4.7-million and Zone 14 up to 4.5-million viewers. All of these were on SABC1. So in a way‚ SABC 1 sets and breaks its own records‚” Sane said.

Speaking about the success of the show‚ which tells the story of a pantsula dance group who battle their way through struggles like poverty and hopelessness‚ lead actor Warren Masemola said it was a hit because of its “realness“.

“It is the state of the nation at the moment. So much of it is heartbreaking or hard to watch because it is so real. It is the places and the people that the country doesn’t normally see and it’s great to put a spotlight on that‚” Warren told TshisaLIVE.

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The slayage is real with Zola Nombona

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The Z’bondiwe actress Zola Nombona really knows how to heat up our IG feed. These are her most fire pics.

We can’t believe we won’t be seeing Zola as Roxanne in Z’bondiwe anymore as the third and final season comes to an end on Tuesday, 5 September at 9:30PM.

But at least we still get slayage from the 25-year-old on her Instagram page.

Check out some of our favourite pics of her:

Mighty Mondays 💪🏽 #SheShowedUp🙋🏽 #NeverMissMondays

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#WCW #SheShowedUp💪🏽

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Follow Zola Nombona on Instagram and Twitter and catch her as Roxanne in the final 2 episodes of Z’bondiwe Tuesdays at 9:30PM.

Like the Z’bondiwe Facebook Page and follow on Twitter.

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The Lyons return to your screens with season 3 of Empire

Empire etv

The Lyons return to your screens with season 3 of Empire, starting Wednesday, 13 September at 9:30PM.

Ladies & gentleman, you better make sure your tea is hot as things are about to get all kinds of messy. The Lyons are back with all their glorious, nasty drama and we’re totally ready.

*already sipping tea*

Let’s do a quick catch-up of what went down in the season 2 finale:

Hakeem was meant to marry the love of his life, Laura. But a scuffle from his Ghetto side of the family saw a runaway bride situation, leaving Hakeem heartbroken.

But what was more interesting is that Luscious and Anika were forced to get married at Hakeem’s ceremony to avoid her having to testify against Luscious.

And remember, Anika is pregnant with Hakeem’s child.

So not only did Laura leave him at the altar, his father married his baby momma on the same day! Rough day for Hakeem, to say the least!

But the biggest shock came after the wedding when Rhonda and Anika got into a fight and one of them was pushed over the balcony. We’re assuming someone fell to their death.

The question is: was it Rhonda or Anika who fell?

Find out when Empire returns on Wednesday, 13 September at 9:30PM. 

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Zöe Mthiyane and Rapulana Seiphemo Dating In Real Life

Zöe Mthiyane and Rapulana Seiphemo

The Generations: The Legacy stars Zöe Mthiyane and Rapulana Seiphemo are reportedly getting very cosy behind the scenes.

The two actors, who play on-screen lovers Tau Mogale and Zitha Radebe in the SABC1 soapie, seem to have taken things a notch up. Fellow actors and SABC crew said they saw them together off-screen.

A source on-set told SowetanLive that Zöe and Rapulana are spending a lot of time in each other’s dressing rooms. Another source said that last week they stepped out together to attend a public event in Orlando, Soweto.

Curious fans were stunned to see the two cosying up at the opening of a hair salon.

The establishment is said to belong to a former Generations hairstylist. The opening was also attended by Seiphemo’s close buddy and actor/comedian Kenneth Nkosi.

Generations: The Legacy spokeswoman Gaaratwe Mokhethi refused to comment, saying she didn’t speak on the personal lives of actors.

Mthiyane’s last relationship was with The Lion King producer Lebo M, who is the father of her daughter. They broke off their engagement dramatically and have had sparring episodes over the wellbeing of the child.

Reports said that Mthiyane reportedly hung up the phone when a Sowetan reporter called her for comment.

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Actress Rami Chuene Open Up About Divorce

Rami Chuene

Actress and musician Rami Chuene who is playing a villain on Mzansi Magic show The Queen who got divorced in 2013 from actor  businessman and actor Tsepo Desando says even though she is divorced she still loves love.

Speaking to DRUM Mag a while ago, Rami said that she doesn’t see divorce as being bad thing. ““Divorce is not a bad thing. The circumstances around it are what might be wrong. But getting out of something when you realise you have made a mistake, or you realise it’s not working, is not bad. That is what I did.” And she refuses to let the divorce define her. “It’s better to leave, than stay when you’re  miserable,” she declares.

Rami says even though she is divorced she still very much believes in love. “I love love and currently, I’m in love with life,” she says.

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Jessica Nkosi reveals her best kiss

Jessica Nkosi Isibaya

Actress and television personality Jessica Nkosi said as much as she has acted alongside a lot of male leads and had to kiss them, there is one man she enjoyed kissing the most.

Chatting to Glen Lewis and Nina Hastie on Touch HD’s The Expensive Breakfast, Jessica revealed that her best on screen kiss was with legendary actor Vusi Kunene who played her husband on Isibaya.

Jessica Nkosi and Vusi Kunene
Jessica Nkosi and Vusi Kunene. Image Courtesy: Sowetan LIVE

“Vusi is definitely my favorite on screen kiss. He is so good,” Jessica said. “His lips are so great and he knows how to kiss, he has lovely big hands, when he kisses you, he grabs you for life. I like that,” she added.

Jessica also revealed that of all the shows she had been in she had to do a lot of her kissing in Vuzu series Ayeye. “I did a lot of kissing in Ayeye and I kissed a lot of people on that show,” Jessica explained.

Jessica who plays Queen Qondi on Mzansi Magic hit show Isibaya and she is currently on a break from the show. Isibaya was her first acting role and she has been on the show since 2013.

Source: DRUM

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The Wild star Hayley Owen joins Generations: The Legacy

Hayley Owen Generations The Legacy

Local actress, Hayley Owen, will join the cast of Generations The Legacy.

Known to most viewers as the lovable Angie from The Wild, or the sexy and feisty Talullah from High Rollers, Hayley will now portray a completely different character, Elsa Van Wyk.

Elsa is a prim and proper mother from the suburbs who embarks on a mission to reconnect with her childhood nanny, Florence, played by Ivy Nkutha. This reunion sparks contrasting reactions from Shebeen Queen, Lucy, and the rest of the Diale family.

Elsa’s character also forces Lucy and Florence to confront difficult memories from their past.

Hayley Owen also expressed her feelings on social media.

Loving my new Generations family! #GenerationsTheLegacy #Actress #OnSet

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About her new role Hayley says: “In High Rollers I played a manipulative dancer and, although I am still in killer heels, Elsa is a much softer character. I have been so impressed with the talent and professionalism of the Generations production. It is an honour to be on a show with such a large and loyal following. I hope South Africans will welcome Elsa into their homes.”

Catch Hayley Owen on Generations The Legacy, on SABC1 Monday to Friday at 20:00. Her character debuts on Monday, 21 August.

Source: The Juice

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